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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Cavemen 'used make-up'

Cavemen used make-up and other accessories to decorate themselves and dress up 50,000 years ago scientists have found.

The discovery of items including decorative purses challenges the widespread view that Neanderthals were much less intelligent than modern man, the researchers believe.

Scientists found pigment-stained and perforated marine shells, which they say were used as necklaces, from two caveman sites in Murcia, south-east Spain.

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